John Barresi

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  1. Join us for two very full days of quad instruction on the beautiful shores of St Annes Beach in Lytham St Annes U.K. on Aug 31 and Sep 1, 2017 immediately before the St Annes International Kite Festival! Instructors will be @John Barresi (http://www.johnbarresi.com) and @Josh.Mitcheson. DAY ONE - AUG 31 Quad 101: We'll be covering everything from absolute basics (pure beginner) all the way up through advanced techniques as well as the "weird stuff" like dogstake, short line catch and throw or any other quad line flight styles that may be of interest to the students, this first day is primarily focused on a full range of individual skills. DAY TWO - SEP 1 Team Flying: Actually easier than it looks, team flying is proven to help your skills along much quicker while having a ton of fun at the same time in a very forgiving social environment - after having done 100+ clinics, it's very very rare that fliers didn't find a fair measure of success on the line with others - come on, pave the way for participating in a mega fly at your next event. Testimonials - http://tinyurl.com/jb-testimonials Sign up link - http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/51-uk-quad-clinic-aug-31-sep-1-2017/ (must use browser to sign up, link above won't work with Tapatalk or KiteLife App) == Ideal choice of equipment for this class is any model of Revolution 1.5 (includes EXP, SLE, B-Series, printed specials, etc) or similar "1.5 platform" models (like Phoenix, Freilein, Los Hermanos, etc) - we'll go through painless equipment set up, good tuning and all aspects of flight - this clinic is not brand-centric, the goal here is to demystify quad flying and set you up to win at your own game. If you want to be able to try team flying, 40 metre / 120 ft lines (Skybond or Spectra material) are strongly suggested as the international team standard. Registration is $125 (approx £100) per person and includes full access to the clinic on both days (Thu 10a-4p / Fri 10a-3p)... Please note, there are ONLY 20 SPOTS available and we expect them to fill up very quickly. If you want some homework, you might also check out the tutorials available at http://www.learnkites.com/ If you're coming, we start the "Quad 101" portion of this class at 10AM SHARP on Thursday morning... It's jam packed with invaluable information and first time attendees are encouraged to consider attendance mandatory, lots of little details that add dimension to your set up and flight experience. RSVP so far: @Flintfootfilly @Steve SLF @Caroline Senior @keithgrif (Mr) @keithgrif (Mrs) @Mark Jones @drdante @BarryS @FlyingHigh @sra7913 @gekko @JohnE @Stephen Sunderland @Simon Cooper @Ian Brayshaw @HippyChippy @SKS65 @JWharton @DaveJ Directions - https://goo.gl/maps/siw9CnN9AN32
  2. Welcome nbroom

    Hello @nbroom, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  3. Revolution Gear Pack (9/23/17)

    We're pleased to yet again announce the next prize being given away to our most appreciated supporters, the Kitelife Subscribers... For roughly 10 cents per day they play a major role in keeping KL growing in every way. This time around we have a mixed bag of Revolution equipment... One full 2-wrap frame for a Rev 1.5, roughly a $90 value! Three Rev kite display poles, roughly a $105 value ($35 ea)! One set of standard 13" Rev handles, roughly a $50 value! All told, this prize package has a retail value of approximately $245. You can sign up here. Odds of winning for this prize is currently 1/354, and will be drawn on Sep 23rd, 2017! Our thanks, and the very best to you... Let the drooling begin!
  4. Welcome matguy

    Hello @matguy, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  5. JORDAN AIR PRO bridle

    Glad it worked out Joe.
  6. Karma Flexifoil Stacker 8/14/17

    No files here, Karma drawings are purely user to user - just send @drdemonx a private message with the info. And of course, we all look forward to seeing what you put up for the next drawing - just let @bbailey49 or myself know if you need any help setting it up.
  7. Karma Flexifoil Stacker 8/14/17

    Congrats @Mitch!
  8. Prism is well known for their direct and interested customer service.
  9. Welcome shirillz731

    Hello @shirillz731, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  10. JORDAN AIR PRO bridle

    I know Steve Huff is making his own Jordan Pros these days (personal use), he should have quite a lot of info available. https://www.facebook.com/steve.huff.961/posts/1918486901744137
  11. Looking for the next step

    Aye, any kite requires some degree of footwork in the lightest winds, can't be helped. What can be helped how the kite handles (stability / trick), how well it creates sail pressure (flight) with an even draw on both lines and durability relative to your skill, balanced against what you're willing to spend - speaking generally, there is quite a difference as you go up every $100 or so.
  12. Welcome joe_m

    Hello @joe_m, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  13. E-cigs ? Vaping ?

    Just switched to a Goon RDA, still mixing my own juice, running at about 29 watts.
  14. Quad 1.5 bridles available!

    Also note, the Spectra bridle knots are now all glued - I seem to remember @Paul LaMasters asking about this a little while ago, it's been adopted.
  15. Quad 1.5 bridles available!

    Hi all, just an FYI - with the same quality she applies to our Pro Leaders, TK has also started tying up bridles that are compatible with any common model of 1.5 (including EXP, SLE, NYM, B-Series, etc) in ! They are available in a variety of colors using 100% cored bridle line, these are no factory build - totally accurate! We also have SUL compatible bridles made with 90# LPG Spectra, great for those ultralight 1.5 kites! ORDER HERE ---> http://kitelife.com/forum/store/category/5-accessories/
  16. UK Quad Clinic (Aug 31-Sep 1, 2017)

    Just like that, gone! Thanks Dave, and apologies to anyone else who missed the opportunity. ❤️
  17. UK Quad Clinic (Aug 31-Sep 1, 2017)

    Although this quad workshop at St Anne's sold out a while ago, ONE SPOT HAS JUST OPENED UP due to a family illness - we have adjusted the registration form to accommodate one more sign up, it's likely to go fast! http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/51-uk-quad-clinic-aug-31-sep-1-2017/ Remember, sign up form doesn't work in special apps - web browsers only.
  18. ALL TICKETS SOLD! Hi all - putting up another fun raffle item as part of our fund raising efforts - it's almost extra special, seeing as there are no more B-Series being made and there are only 300 250 tickets available! (NOTE: prize is VENTED in RED combo, as pictured) NO subscription required to enter, you just need raffle tickets... We'll be drawing ONE winning ticket as soon as all tickets are sold for this brand new, never flown Revolution B-Series VTD directly from the KiteLife prize basket - what's included? B-Series VTD sail in red / combo (hand-signed by JB, can personalize) INCLUDED upgrades: LE tabs, Wear Strips and/or 2nd Stitch 13" handles w/ Pro leaders 3 wrap frame 4 wrap frame Kite sleeve DVD I have personally opened this package, swapped TK's pro leaders onto the handles and made sure everything is properly configured to fly well... This package is almost ready to fly - just add your even length quad lines, drive your stake into the ground, put the handles over it and walk downwind. Note, this is not a B-Series PRO, it's a pure factory model but it is very "Pro-esque" once all the upgrades are done. Tickets are $5 each (via PayPal/Visa/MC/Discover/AmEx), only the aforementioned number of tickets are available, we'll use a numbered spreadsheet and ticket numbers will be issued accordingly, drawing shortly after the last ticket is sold using the same random method as our regular subscriber drawings - and we will ship anywhere in the world, all entries are welcome! -- Click here to buy your tickets! -- (link does not work on TapaTalk - use web browser) As always, TK and I extend our deepest thanks for your support, past and current - we wouldn't be able to do what we do without you.
  19. Welcome Rastaal

    Hello @Rastaal, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  20. Welcome Senna1

    Hello @Senna1, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  21. Karma Flexifoil Stacker 8/14/17

    The other thing that's really fun with these 4' Flexi kites, fly one on like 40' lines and handle the lines themselves using your hands to "walk" up and down the lines, bringing the kite closer and further away... Saw Lee Sedgwick do this a few times, pretty fun stuff.
  22. JB for a Weekend (10/1/17)

    37 tickets sold.
  23. Brought back due to popular demand! Yes indeed, the "win your very own JB for a Weekend" event is on again... YOURS TO WIN: All-day access for THREE FULL DAYS to pick my brain, learn and play, solo or team, dual or quad, indoor or outdoor, water flying, urban kiting, dogstake, competition skills, you name it, hang out, name anything (legal and platonic) that we can fit into three days and I'd genuinely love to participate with you. TERMS: I will quite literally be somebody's (or a group's) private instructor, kite bag boy, workshop presenter, team trainer or simple arm candy for all three days, the winner can share me around with other local fliers, your team, a club, or just keep the fun all to themselves. I will cover my own flight to meet with the winner at any major International airport in the Continental USA (using Star Alliance air miles) on a mutually agreed date (any season), but no sooner than 21 days after the drawing. Winner provides basic lodging (couch or floorspace is acceptable) and local transportation for duration of the agreed visit, as it relates to the airport (pick up / drop off), kite flying and sleeping arrangements. Entry into this drawing is $10 per ticket with no limit to the number you can buy, all ticket numbers will be issued to the buyer via email (no refunds). Drawing will be held on October 1st 2017 (unless the reserve is not met - see below), using RANDOM.ORG's 3RD PARTY DRAW SERVICE. Main terms apply to mainland US entrants only (takes lots more air miles to go abroad), unless a non-contiguous US or International (or Hawaii, Guam, overseas, etc) participant is willing to cover the airfare under the same terms otherwise. NOTE: If you are near the US border in Canada or Mexico, we can also arrange for the major US airport nearest to you and do a pick-up / ride-across arrangement from there as long as those local arrangements are made by the winner. IMPORTANT: There is a reserve of 200 tickets that must be sold to make this economical on my end (cost of travel and approximately 5 days away), the drawing may be extended if the reserve is not reached. By purchasing tickets, you acknowledge full understanding of all the terms above. NOTE: Tickets can NOT be ordered via TapaTalk or the KiteLife App, please visit the link below using a web browser (mobile or desktop). == Enter here ---> http://kitelife.com/forum/store/product/66-jb-for-a-weekend-summer-2017/ == If you have ANY problems, please feel free to send me a PM or email directly via our contact page. Thanks so much everyone - your support and help is profoundly appreciated!
  24. Welcome nervebyte

    Hello @nervebyte, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!